Definition: This entry includes three subfields. Total area is the sum of all land and water areas delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines. Land area is the aggregate of all surfaces delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines, excluding inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Water area is the sum of the surfaces of all inland water bodies, such as lakes, reservoirs, or rivers, as delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Area map
Bay Area Lights Go Out As World Observes Earth Hour
Sanfrancisco cbslocal - 3/28/2015 5:52:47 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS/AP) – Bay Area ... The World Wildlife Fund started the movement. “We care about climate change and we want action,” said the organization’s vice-president, Lou Leonard. “It’s not about a particular country, it’s actually ...
Area World War II vets chosen for Honor Flight to see national memorial
Joplin Globe - 3/30/2015 10:29:35 PM
This is a great country. These Honor Flights are a great way to recognize the people who helped make it that way.” Numbers According to Mike VanCampen, the Honor Flight network has transported more than 220,000 veterans of World War I, World War II ...
Japan: a world leader in disaster prevention
Euronews - 3/30/2015 2:29:58 PM
"We are able to measure the magnitude of an earthquake in an instant and immediately send information across the country." Japan is a world-leader in thwarting ... Its impact, in an area where urbanisation stands at 50 percent, is considerable, as the ...
Why Country Rules the Airwaves: Chronicling the Genre’s Continuing Moment and Challenging Future in One Music-Filled Night
Wired News - 3/30/2015 3:02:47 AM
It wasn’t inevitable that country music would thrive in the globalized world of perpetual Facebook updates ... Dan Rogers guides my photographer Connor and I around the backstage area – part museum, part living room – while tracing the institution ...
Gwynne Dyer explains why terrorism is overblown and why Islamists want western countries to attack the Islamic State
Georgia Straight - 3/29/2015 12:50:57 PM
In fact, according to Dyer, if western countries expand their bombing ... It was only in 1918 and 1919 that the Arab world fell under infidel European rule." Borders were created, carving up the area between the British, French, and Italians, causing ...
Reid: The World Cup changed my life
FIFA - 3/30/2015 3:41:33 PM
"It's massive for the country," he said. "The U-20s is a huge tournament on the world stage and we'll have a lot of the ... and Reid's formative steps came in the Auckland area, both share an enduring passion for the game they have championed.
Air strike hits area of Yemeni refugee camp, killing 21
Today's Zaman - 3/30/2015 5:14:37 PM
An air strike hit the area of the Mazraq refugee camp in the northern Yemen ... The fighting has brought civil war to the Arabian Peninsula's poorest country, which was already sliding into chaos with a growing secessionist movement in the south and ...
Sprint to rollout LTE Advanced to Chicago area
Computer World - 3/30/2015 8:35:03 PM
Sprint plans to add more than 540 jobs and 115 stores in the Chicago area along with its first LTE-Advanced upgrade ... the globe in the past year and is being used in more than 30 countries, including the U.S., according to the Global Mobile Suppliers ...
Despite deforestation, the world is getting greener - scientists
Yahoo News - 3/30/2015 2:58:36 PM
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's vegetation has expanded ... naturally emitted by the Earth to calculate the amount of vegetation in a given area. Before, scientists measured vegetation through satellite images and other techniques ...
Things to know about Nigeria, as country votes for president
Times and Democrat - 3/28/2015 12:09:11 PM
Here's a look at Africa's most populous country and its biggest economy. GEOGRAPHY: Nigeria is twice the size of California, with an area of nearly 360,000 square miles (579,000 square kilometers). It is set on the Gulf of Guinea on West Africa's Atlantic ...
How big a threat are the world's jihadi groups?
The Christian Science Monitor - 3/28/2015 11:57:51 PM
Most of Al Qaeda’s surviving leaders still remain in the area ... in their home countries. The feature article, which accompanies the cover image, is titled “The Extinction of the Grayzone.” It starkly divides the world into two camps: Islam ...
In the hills of Sri Lanka’s tea country
The Bulletin - 3/29/2015 7:00:11 AM
We pushed through the compressed beehive of Hatton, past Castlereagh Lake and into the heart of tea plantation country, a world of verdant staircases occupied ... of four bungalows operated in the Hatton area by Ceylon Tea Trails, Sri Lanka’s first ...
Huntington season to feature works by Sondheim, Wilson, Akhtar
The Boston Globe - 3/30/2015 9:53:47 PM
and four world premieres. Kicking off the season from Sept. 11-Oct. 11 at the BU Theatre will be “A Little Night Music,’’ Sondheim’s Tony-winning 1973 musical about romantic misadventures in a country house. Based on Ingmar Bergman’s “Smiles of ...
Kenya: History is Replete With Countries Destroyed By Corruption - Lumumba
AllAfrica - 3/30/2015 10:12:16 AM
It is a norm world over-in South Africa the Scorpions were ... because land is a major a factor of production. It is a potential area of danger and left unchecked can destroy the country as it breeds impunity. Coming back to Kenya School of Law (KSL ...
WrestleMania 2015: By The Numbers
Forbes - 3/29/2015 2:31:09 PM
World Wrestling Entertainment’s 31 st annual WrestleMania event takes place Sunday night from Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, in Santa Clara, Calif. It is the first WrestleMania ever held in the Bay Area and only the sixth to take ...